Franklin was at one time a sophisticated, intelligent person, but met the wrong crowd.
He fell into a depression and got addicted to drugs, and joined illicit groups and activities.
Eventually, he managed to get 2 people who represented the Illuminati, John and James, to see him.
The first was to kick his addiction to various drugs. He sat in front of a table that they sat on unmoving for 2 days, resisting his urges.
The two representatives gave him a series of trials to accomplish before he could become a member, each extremely difficult and with a time limit.
The second was to do anything to gain enough money to buy and own a house in 2 weeks. He pulled every string and contact he had to achieve it.
The third and final one was to influence a big change in the world, to prove that he could. He chose to shut down a specific industrial company and lobby for the establishment of a national park. It took years.